Genesis 2:2-3 – By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Women in today’s society tend to wear several hats. We are mothers, wives, daughters, family members, friends, professionals, members of society and the list goes on.
The expectation is for us:
- To keep the house clean, shop for groceries, prepare meals, wash the laundry, and perform our wifely duties
- We help with homework, get involved in the PTO, transport to and from extra curricular activities, take care of sick husbands, children, parents, family members, and sometimes friends
- We become care givers for ailing parents, attending doctor’s appointments, getting prescriptions filled, ensuring their needs and wants are met
- We plan family gatherings, host family gathering, serve as peace makers, financial enablers, sounding boards, etc.
- We attend church, sit on boards, participate in various ministries within the church, and volunteer our time for outreach projects and activities
All of this while working a full or part-time job. We have so much on our plates that we find it hard to take time out for ourselves. In some cases, we think it’s selfish to take time for ourselves with all that we have to do.
BUT IT IS OKAY TO TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF
Genesis 2:2-3 shows us that God took time to rest. It was okay for Him and it is okay for you. In fact, taking time out to rest or do something nice for yourself is the key to refreshing, renewing, and restoring your physical and mental health. Taking time out for yourself will make it easier to wear the many different hats you wear as a woman in today’s society.
Take action: Take a moment to schedule some time to your self or make plans to do something nice for yourself (get a massage, manicure/pedicure, book a weekend way).